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Paris Is Fortified as 5th Week of ‘Yellow Vests’ Protests Bring Scuffles and Tear Gas

PARIS — Boarded-up shops. Empty cafes. Closed museums. And, for the most part, two main colors: the bright yellow vests of protesters and the black gear of riot police. For the fifth straight weekend, France was confronted by a determined [...]

‘Round 4’: Hundreds Arrested as Paris Braces for New ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

But as several people pointed out, it is easy for anyone to don a yellow vest, including the professional vandals called “casseurs,” or breakers, by the French. “You can’t tell who is who,” said Zahed Quaraishi, an English banker [...]

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shook France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

Much more of the fuel tax proceeds, Mr. Kammen said, could have been used to lower the prices of electric vehicles, including taxis, to help make it more affordable for people to commute from areas with no public transportation links. [...]

France to Suspend Fuel Tax Increase That Spurred Violent Protests

PARIS — In a major concession by President Emmanuel Macron, France will suspend a tax increase on gasoline and diesel fuel that had been slated for January, in an attempt to quell weeks of protests and rioting by the so-called Yellow [...]

French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

PARIS (AP) – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. More than 100 people were injured in the [...]

France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Double Down in Third Week of Protests

PARIS — For a third weekend, French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in the heart of Paris, posing one of the largest and most sustained challenges Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency. The [...]

What to Know About Violent Anti-Migrant Protests in the German City of Chemnitz

Clashes between anti-migrant crowds and leftist counter-protesters in the eastern German city of Chemnitz entered a second night of violence Monday night, leaving several injured. The protests began on Sunday and were sparked by the alleged [...]

Hong Kong journalist group protests FT editor’s visa denial

HONG KONG (AP) – Hong Kong journalist groups have expressed dismay over the government’s refusal to renew a work visa for a Financial Times editor. Representatives from the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong Journalists [...]

Mob Protests in Chemnitz Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right

CHEMNITZ, Germany — Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene. A [...]

Aleksei Navalny, Kremlin Critic, Is Jailed Ahead of Pension Protests

MOSCOW — Russia’s highest-profile opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for a protest that happened seven months ago — a move that he maintained was intended to prevent him from organizing [...]